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WA Lege Day 75: House passes tranportation budget

OLYMPIA -- The House overwhelmingly passed an $8.9 billion spending plan for roads, bridges and ferries for 2011-13 this afternoon.

On an 89-6 vote, the House sent its transportation plan, HB 1175, to the Senate, which has a plan with some key differences. A story on the House transpo budget rollout can be found here.

Among Spokane-area representatives, John Ahern, Larrly Crouse, Susan Fagan, Joel Kretz, Joe Schmick and Shelly Short, all R, and Andy Billig and Timm Ormsby, both D, voted yes. Matt Shea, R, voted no.




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